The Big Boo Cast, Episode 233

In this episode we talk about the strange adjustment to speaking in public again, and we also discuss this past weekend’s baseball series between the Aggies and the Bulldogs (spoiler alert: the winner was a team wearing maroon). Plus, we break down some of the events surrounding Alex’s junior prom – and, on a much grander scale, how the pictures of Alex Drummond’s wedding were the gift we didn’t know we needed.

We also continue our discussion (from Patreon) about Melanie’s feelings about inanimate objects before we plan an imaginary graduation party buffet – and I share my Five Favorites.

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Show Notes:

Alex Drummond’s wedding pictures

Jovani

Patreon episode about our quirks and pet peeves

French Onion Beef Sliders for a Crowd

Mini Caprese Salad Bites

Vidalia Onion Dip

Pioneer Woman Potluck Meatballs

Family Savvy’s Redneck Charcuterie

Levain Chocolate Chip Cookie knock-off recipe

Allie + Bess Madi Summer Stack of 5

NEEDTOBREATHE Live from the Woods, Vol. 2

Jimmy Dean Delights

Lindsay Ferrier’s guide to Birmingham

Frosted Coffee at Chick-fil-A

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 232

The two of us had fairly boring weekends, but that didn’t stop us from rambling about our everyday concerns: our (previously undeclared) fondness for certain Old Spice products, our difficulties finding (and ordering) some products we really love, and our realizations that certain pandemic practices may have changed us in ways we didn’t expect.

Also, we talk about how I’ve rediscovered a 70’s TV classic, and it’s Melanie’s turn for Five Favorites.

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Show Notes:

Columbo on Amazon Prime

HomeTown on HGTV

A Place to Call Home on AcornTV

Topgolf

Zara flowy short jumpsuit

– pink and orange camo cargo pants in regular sizes and plus sizes

Old Spice Timber deodorant

Old Spice Pure Sport body wash

Nate Bargatze’s The Greatest Average American

Maverick City Music’s “Jireh”

Aggie script hoodie from Adidas

Mary’s Gone Crackers Thin Sea Salt Crackers

Cheeky Vintage

Colorfulkoala 7/8 length leggings with pockets

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 231

This week we talk about Melanie’s long-standing feud with a large electronics store, the highlights of this past Sunday’s State / Ole Miss baseball game, and a couple of new recipes we’ve recently tried.

We also discuss our personal comforter and duvet preferences, our feelings about matte vs. dewy finishes with make-up, and I share my latest round of Five Favorites. What a thrill. What a time.

Enjoy, y’all!

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Show Notes:

Tanner Allen’s triple

Logan Tanner’s throw to 2nd

Half Baked Harvest Lemon Key Lime Pie Bars

Boll & Branch duvet

Cucumber & Avocado Salsa

Best Beauty Buys of 2021 from InStyle (this is an Apple News link, so if you don’t subscribe, it may not work for you)

Anastasia Brow Wiz

Revitalash

Maybelline SuperStay Ink Crayon

L’Oreal Infallible Freshware Foundation Powder

Jouer Soft Focus Hydrate + Set powder

Five Questions with Annie F. Downs

The Final Table on Netflix

Top Chef

– Spring lipsticks: Thrive Causemetics lipstick in Emii and Urban Decay Comfort Matte in Backtalk

– BP print cargo pants in regular sizes and plus sizes

Apple News

Costco via Instacart

discovery + (I should have specified that it’s only some Verizon plans where you get discovery + for six months for free – but it’s worth checking out whether your plan qualifies)

The Magnolia Table

A Place to Call Home on AcornTV

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Big Boo Five Questions with Annie F. Downs

It was such a treat for Melanie and me to close out Five Questions – a six-week bonus series of The Big Boo Cast – with our longtime friend Annie F. Downs. Annie is a podcaster, a New York Times bestselling author, and an Instagram delight. We loved getting to reminisce about our old blogging days (Bloglines and Google Reader, anyone?) and the first few years of Annie’s writing career in Nashville.

We also talk about writing in the here and now; Annie has some great perspective about rejection and about a healthy writing process. Plus, Annie and I talk (maybe) way too much and way too enthusiastically about cooking shows that we love. By the way, I have since watched all the episodes of the cooking show that Annie recommends, and I have a lot of thoughts about it. This may merit some sort of follow-up episode.

Enjoy, y’all!

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Show Notes:

Annie F. Downs

That Sounds Fun book

That Sounds Fun podcast

That Sounds Fun network

Annie’s Instagram

Delicious Miss Brown with Kardea Brown

The Final Table on Netflix

Chef’s Table

Somebody Feed Phil

Spring Baking Championship

Tournament of Champions on Food Network

That Sounds Fun Tour

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The Big Boo Cast, Episode 230

Here’s what I’ll say about this week’s episode: it’s a whole lot. Melanie and I both talk about our weekends, I offer a (nerdy) update on my June’s Journey progress, and then we both share graduation gift ideas. It’s that time of year, y’all.

Plus, Melanie shares her Five Favorites, and the end result of all of that content is a pretty long podcast episode. We’ll be back on Monday with our final installment of the Five Questions series (Annie Downs is our guest!), and then next Thursday we’ll be back again with Episode 231. Look at all that fun!

Enjoy, everybody!

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Show Notes:

June’s Journey

Hay Day

Star Stable

Gameguard shirt monogrammed or school version

Thrive Causemetics Brilliant Eye Brightener (one or two of these in a cute zipper pouch would be a great gift) (my favorite shade is not in fact called Champagne – it’s called Stella, which has a champagne shimmer)

Stoney Clover mini pouch

Leather valet for wallet, keys, spare change, etc.

Seersucker monogrammed towel wrap

Funky Monkey shower slides

Bagsmart large toiletry bag

The North Face Berkeley duffel bag

LL Bean extra large tote bag

ABLE Rachel wristlet (use promo code BIGMAMA20 for 20% off)

ABLE Vantage bracelet (use promo code BIGMAMA20 for 20% off)

ABLE Beam ring (use promo code BIGMAMA20 for 20% off)

acrylic stapler and tape dispenser (and I found acrylic scissors!)

hand crank weather radio emergency radio / flashlight

– devotional book (All in All by Sophie, Everyday Holy by Melanie, Awaken by Priscilla Shirer, New Morning Mercies by Paul David Tripp, Live in Grace, Walk in Love by Bob Goff) and journals (these by Rifle Paper, these by Pencil & Paper, and these Moleskine journals which would work for girls or guys)

personalized phone power banks

Case pocket knives

a really good flashlight

Smathers & Branson needlepoint wallets and belts

– Trader Joe’s Rolled Corn Chili Lime tortilla chips

Old Navy dolphin hem run shorts

Mangopop round neck t-shirt body suit

Botanic Tree Glycolic Acid face wash

Kamissy smock tank top with ruffle hem cami top

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Big Boo Five Questions with Lisa Jackson

This week on the fifth installment of Five Questions – a six-week bonus series of The Big Boo Cast – we’re talking with Lisa Jackson, who just so happens to be our literary agent. Lisa works in Colorado Springs with Alive Literary Agency, and I know Melanie would agree that, in so many ways, she is the wind beneath our writing wings. You might even convince us to sing a duet about how much we love her. On today’s episode, we talk about how publishing has changed, what agents and publishers are looking for in a book, and Lisa’s favorite parts of being a literary agent.

We’ll be back later this week with our regular episode – Episode 230 – and then next Monday we’ll have another episode of Five Questions with one of our very first friends from Ye Olden Days of Blogging – and one of our favorite writers – the delightful Annie Downs.

Hope y’all enjoy!

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Show Notes:

Lisa Jackson

A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet

Nobody’s Cuter Than You

Little House on the Prairie series

Loving Frank by Nancy Horan

Barbara Brown Taylor

Wendell Berry

Alive Literary Agency

Lisa on Instagram

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